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Archive for April, 2017

GOVT TO PROVIDE SPECIAL RELIEF TO MASSES IN HOLY MONTH OF RAMAZAN: SHAHBAZ

April 25, 2017 |

Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that the government will provide special relief to the masses in the Holy month of Ramazan.

He was presiding over a meeting to review arrangements regarding setting up of Ramazan bazaars during …

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French Presidential Candidate Le Pen quits party leadership

April 25, 2017 |

Paris - French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party.

Monday's move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential …

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China’s ‘Christmas Town’ Opens Doors to Middle East Migrants but Future Uncertain

April 25, 2017 |

As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu, known as "Christmas Town", luring business-savvy Syrians, Yemeni, Libyans and Iraqis.

Although China …

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Millions of Children in Restive Pakistani Province Lack Access to Education

April 24, 2017 |

Nine-year-old Fahad works at a tailor shop in Peshawar with his brother to provide for their family of 11, including his six brothers, two sisters and his parents.

Making just $20 a month, his job hinders him from going to …

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PUNJAB ASSEMBLY SHOWS FULL CONFIDENCE IN PM’S LEADERSHIP

April 24, 2017 |

Punjab Assembly on Monday passed a resolution showing full confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The resolution was presented by the Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan.

The House in the resolution said that effective leadership of …

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Initiative launched to turn Jeddah green

April 24, 2017 |

Jeddah, - The Saudi Association for Culture and Arts in Jeddah is participating in the Jeddah: Greenery in our Hands initiative, which was launched by the city municipality.

The initiative seeks to increase green spaces in Jeddah by enhancing the …

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PTI CHIEF SHOULD COME OUT HIS REVERIE TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER: MUQAM

April 23, 2017 |

Prime Minister's Advisor Ameer Muqam says PTI Chief should come out his reverie to become Prime Minister and abstain from making hindrances in ongoing process of development.

Talking to various representative delegations in Peshawar, he said PML-N will emerge victorious …

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World Immunization Week: Vaccines No.1 Public Health Tool

April 23, 2017 |

Six years ago, 194 countries signed on to the Global Vaccine Action Plan, an international campaign to provide children and adults around the world with access to life-saving vaccines.

The goal of the program is to prevent millions of people …

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UN: 2,000 children used by militias in DR Congo

April 23, 2017 |

Geneva, (IINA) - At least 2,000 children have been pressed into fighting by militias, and more than 600,000 people have been displaced in rising violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Kasai region, UNICEF said on Friday.

The UN …

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CHINA CONTRIBUTES IN PAKISTAN’S DEVELOPMENT THROUGH CPEC: SHAHBAZ

April 22, 2017 |

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says China is contributing in the process of development of Pakistan through China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

He was talking to Lu Xinshe, member of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Party Secretary …

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U.S. To Honor Deal To Take In Afghan, Iranian Refugees Held By Australia

April 22, 2017 |

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the United States will honor a deal with Australia to take in refugees from Iran and Afghanistan that President Donald Trump at one time derided.

In a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister …

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Second Doctor Arrested in US Female Genital Mutilation Case

April 21, 2017 |

As they left Minnesota for Detroit in early February, the two 7-year-old girls were promised a "special girls' trip." But the story changed after they arrived at their hotel outside Detroit: They were going to see a doctor at a …

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